Grants

Faculty Development Grant Program

Online application materials will be available on July 1, 2017.

The faculty development program is dedicated to the maintenance of academic excellence in the University of Wisconsin System. Institutions are expected to dedicate available funds to support an effective and comprehensive program of faculty development tailored to the institution's academic needs. In addition, in keeping with the conditions and intent of the legislation that supports this program, "the purpose of this comprehensive program is to increase the flexibility and effective use of existing faculty personnel in the University of Wisconsin System."

The financial objective behind the faculty retraining, renewal and development program should be to minimize the fiscal implications to the participant, thereby encouraging rather than discouraging participation in the program.

UW System funds will be provided to support the following general categories of activities:

  1. Retraining - Development of scholarly resources of faculty members in fields of study allied to those in which they have their primary academic preparation in order to increase the ability of institutions and units to adapt to changing curricular, student, and societal needs and to contribute to the continued professional growth of faculty.
  2. Renewal - Continued development and renewal of the expertise of faculty members in their fields of primary academic preparation in order to increase the ability of institutions and units to adapt to changing curricular, student and societal needs.
  3. Faculty development - Professional growth of faculty that complements special institutional and System priorities, within the context of the institutional plan, including improvement of teaching skills and/or development of the curriculum not covered with the definition of retraining or renewal. Proposals which could produce results that include improving teaching techniques and skills, especially service learning components, are especially encouraged and would fall into this general category.

Each type of proposal is eligible to receive matching funds from the UW System faculty development account on the basis of an equal match by the College or Department.